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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Didn't the FT suggest huge sums have left HK due to political changes in the city?
    No they didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    No they didn't.
    Yes you're right
    https://www.ft.com/content/04dfda30-...1-584213ee7b2b

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast;[URL="tel:3684204":
    Can’t open it :-( paywall.. any way around ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Can’t open it :-( paywall.. any way around ?

    Amount equals 1.25% of city’s GDP but is modest in context of overall financial system
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    Interesting choice of word isn't it? A cockroach is the most resilient of things.

    Gives weight to the social theory of power where the abused and the abuser are in a symbiotic relationship with the abused afraid to govern themselves.

    What is that theory? I need to read it again.

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    Amnesty for both protesters and police PLUS an independent inquiry

    I think the way forward is amnesty for both the protesters and police officers (eg, for minor offences).

    But if both sides agree to the above, then I think an independent inquiry can be held. The police should not be against an independent inquiry if they have immunity.


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    Cockroach is a "term of endearment"

    You can't make this stuff up. Some media relations officer says cockroach could be considered a term of endearment, considering the vitality of the insect:

    The police said on Monday that officers using the word "cockroach" to refer to anti-government protesters could be regarded as a term of endearment.

    Speaking on RTHK’s “Hong Kong Connection”, community relations officer Tam Yu-hei said while some may see the cockroach reference in a bad light, people should not “over-interpret” the term. He said people should look at it positively, as the insect is full of vitality.

    Tam said he believes his colleagues are very professional and all officers have vowed not to be hostile towards anyone.
    In much the same way that "mother fucker" can be seen as a term of endearment in referring to your father, after all, he did have relations with your mother and then you were born, so it really has a lot of nice connotations...

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...0-20191223.htm

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